Tuesday, April 1, 2008

All Baroness, All theTime (Day 3)

Hello, Darlings! You're back! That is both lovely and amazing. Aren't you just the best readership group EVER? I have to tell you right now, I think the world of you all and I'm so glad that our blog paths have crossed. If we weren't so geographically dispersed, I'd be organizing a bowling team right now. Or maybe a pub crawl. Or sewing bee...

For those of you just tuning in, we're on Day 3 of the 70 Most Something Facts about The Baroness vonB. Please don't adjust your sets - unless you want to ramp up the vertical to make me appear taller and less pear-shaped.

[Note to the young, hip, and blogging-savvy: I'm trying, really trying, to keep it brief. But the fact I'm incredibly undisciplined (oops, I just gave away # 39 away) makes me unable to do so. Most find this annoying; some find it charming. The others - they're just too cool. Really. Take it or leave it, hon. I'm not pointing a gun at your head here.]

49. I am extremely curious. About everything. Few things, in fact, escape my scrutiny.

48. While my sons seem to view me as some bohemian, time-challenged hippy chick, truth of the matter is that I look at everything pretty scientifically.

47. I love shoes! And have since I was 3 years old, and bitched at my mother for not buying me 2 pairs instead of just the one that I needed.

As I've gotten older and be-bunioned (kind of like bedazzled, but not so shiny), I'm starting to admire shoes from afar, and regard some of them simply as stunning works of art. Not the implements of torture that they probably are.

46. I am a muller. I. categorically, am absolutely useless at thinking on my feet (regardless of what loveliness they're clad in).

45. I'm tough , but I'm weak.

44. A former boss told me "Some people want to change the world. You want to redecorate it".

This statement is true. Sad, but true.

43. I am a control freak, and on a day-to-day basis have to curb my inclination to take over anything at least 37 times.

42. I'm a list maker (oh, the irony). Every morning, I make a list of the day's (I Don't Want) To Do's. It's usually long, with many sub-headings, and if I get halfway through, it's been a good day.

41. My favorite mystery authors include Faye and Jonathan Kellerman, Rick Mofina, Sue Grafton, Janet Evanovich, Tim Cockey, and Sarah Shankman.

40. I love the idea of small towns, but think that you have to be born and raised in one to fit in.


Not Afraid to Use It said...

Would you come and take over my unpacking? Really. I just cannot deal anymore.

The Queen said...

Love your GtKAAM!!

Opera in the car? Do you keep both hands on the wheel or do you use your knees to drive? :)

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Countess NATUI: 2 boxes a day. Easy peasy. Promise.

As for the dealing - don't. Take the day off. I think I read somewhere that it's National Dora Film Fest Day. Somewhere.

My (2nd) Favorite Royal: I don't need lame hand gestures to express my true operatic talents. Yeah. I'm that good. But I do tend to close my eyes a lot.

Asthmagirl said...


Congratulations on being a "Muller". We must be distantly related (isn't all of nobility?) for I am a "Ditherer". It is basically the same thing except a ditherer is much less likely to come to any conclusions. Ever.

You fail to shock me with your controlling tendencies as you have previously confessed to being a perfectionist. As a fellow member of that very tribe I understand the urge to reach out and grab things as you scream "Oh for goodness sake! Let me do it". Fortunately, this does not rule all aspects of my life, just cooking and computing.

Kitsch? Bobbing head dogs in the back windows of cars? Pink Flamingos on the lawn?

Now... about that pub crawl...

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

Ohhh, I am so glad you said "sewing bee" and not spelling bee...that would have made me cry. I can spell worth a darn. I too, am a list maker and mull things over. I wish I was more into shoes, but for me, it is the purses that I will go slutty for.

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Countess AG: I'm very impressed at your restraint and non-foul mouth when you want to wrench control of something! While I might not always say out loud the horrible things I want to, rest assured my inner monologue when I'm watching someone bumble something badly is nowhere in the vicinity of being polite. And limiting it to only 2 areas? Equally impressive, and something to strive for.

Kitsch - Yeah to the bobbing dog heads. In the garden, I'm more of a gnome gal. But they have to be just the right gnome - a combination of honesty and strong moral fibre - not one of those drunken louts (who could potentially try to get it on with a pink flamingo...)

Countess Scarlett: Oh, how great to see your pretty face gracing the comments - you brighten up everything! My BFF is a purse slut, too - so we are the perfect shopping machine.

Lisa said...

Lists make my heart beat fast!!!!!!


Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Countess Babs: In a good way, or should you be taking Dilantin?

Writeprocrastinator said...

Faye writes good stuff.

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Count WP: Interesting - the way you use "Faye" in a familiar context - you know her personally?

Writeprocrastinator said...

No, I wish. That was so she wouldn't be confused with Johnathan, whom some how, I still haven't gotten around to reading.

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Count WP: Oh, hon. You must read him. He's dark and edgy, and his characters are beautifully fleshed out. I would recommend starting from the beginning, but that's just me - I'm pretty OCD that way.

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